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Rebuilding the Herd
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 28, 2014 04:26 PM CDT

This is a season cattle producers will be telling their grandchildren about one day. It's an open window to what could be historic profit margins and a time to grow back a beef industry that's had more shrink than muscle in recent years.

At Alabama's Dee River Ranch, Mike Dee has this season of opportunity firmly in his sights. The family started laying groundwork last year to expand their Aliceville cattle operation, he said. This year, they're holding onto heifers and backgrounding calves. Mostly, everyone's thanking God for the green grass and praying it lasts. The Dee family is not ...

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